TITLE

Transcatheter valve implantation for patients with aortic stenosis

AUTHOR(S)
Vahanian, Alec; Himbert, Dominique; Brochet, Eric
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Heart;Nov2010, Vol. 96 Issue 22, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on a study which compared two commercially available devices for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). It briefly mentions treatment options for aortic stenosis, including valve replacement, surgery and balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). The devices evaluated in the study are the Edwards-Sapien valve, which consists of three bovine pericardial leaflets mounted within a tubular, slotted, stainless steel, balloon expandable stent, and the Medtronic CoreValve, which consists of three porcine pericardial leaflets.
ACCESSION #
55160537

 

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